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  1. Ryu

    Hm, maybe BGs host shows like Pet Factor or Pet Idol TV music competitions solely for the furry friends! Sasha would be perfect as one of the judges! XD

    • GarrisonSkunk

      “Babylon Gardens Lassie” would be a three minute show. “Yo, the dumb kid’s in the well again.” (and yes, I know that was never actually a plot on the show).

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Actually, now that I think of it, I think Peanut mentions getting tips from a pet version of a make-over show back when he was helping Grape get ready for a date with Max.

    • holmebrian

      Alt Text: I wonder if he squeaks when you hug him!

  2. leaffly

    Only that squeaky voice X3

    • i like your hat

      nobody can take him seriously with a voice like that •◘•

      • Tommy

        I sure can’t :3

  3. Xane

    Not that the ferrets have better voices (continuity!)

    • Keldor

      The ferrets are at least a full half octive lower!

      • cheetahwolf

        the mice voice must be more squeaky.
        inner thought (wonder if Grape would eat Alan)

        • Aerion Snowpaw

          She’s only ate one being so far <.<
          The bird doesn't count, it wasn't onscreen <.<

          • GarrisonSkunk

            I’m sure she’s had her share of between comic snacks. I love her line in “Lets Imaginate: Guys and Dolls” — “Hooray! The mission is saved! And it looks scrumptious!”

        • Otookee

          Yes, to the mice Alan probably has a deep sexy baritone… they must be the majority of his fanbase.

      • FerreTrip

        Oh, my, half an octave? That’s a tritone! They must sound jarring together.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        The ferrets’ money does the speaking for them

    • Frank
    • FerreTrip

      I always have trouble remembering that everyone’s voices are supposed to be kid or high-pitched.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        What about Itsuki…I guess he’d have an slightly lower voice being slightly older than most of the pets…as well as Uncle Reuben.

  4. Zaitsev

    Housepets has not failed to add to my collection of dream-scaring smiles.

    • Keldor

      Could this be what became of John Edwards after his political life fell apart??

    • Zaitsev


  5. IceKitsune

    heheh but seriously that would be really annoying for them, funny for us though.

  6. *White fang*

    “Hahaha he has a squeaky voice”. Really dude? is that all your worried about Mr. Tv host guy?

    • GarrisonSkunk

      “Entertainment Tonight” hosts/reporters aren’t known for their in-depth interviews :)

      • Keldor

        Are we totally sure that ET stands for Entertainment Tonight? Looking at that guys face, it could just as well stand for ExtraTerrestrial.

        Either that or he’s a former used car salesman.

        …could he be Delusional Steve’s former owner???

  7. GarrisonSkunk

    So, did Alan sing the song as a solo act or did the others sing back-up? I was thinking he was doing it as a solo, but the announcer mentions the group name without saying something like “Formally of”.

  8. Loner

    lol nice paraday of wait whats that movies name ahh alven and the chipmunks one question though what was that arc that grape and peanut went to the mall and movie?

    • Keldor

      Arc #53: The Mall.

      • Loner

        ………… shoulda looked i even thought that was the one severel times

  9. xhunterko

    I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t like it if he were hugged.

    • Keldor

      I imagine he might bite.

    • Loner

      squeezed more like

  10. Cristian100n

    Dang it i always forget about the comic when it comes out

    • Dontlookmenaked

      You made it sooner than I did.

  11. Cristian100n

    So wait is the end of this arc?

    • Gabe23

      I personally doubt it

    • Rick Griffin

      Yes it is. It wasn’t ever meant to go very in-depth; I’m just doing a bunch of vignettes for a while.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        At least you resisted doing the semi obvious show biz joke of the record failing and Rock saying “Let’s do lunch” with the implication that Alan is said lunch.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        And then the final straw — VH1 makes a special “Alan & the Ground Squirrels : Behind the Laughter”.

      • Frank

        Yay! One-off arcs instead of arcs of one-offs!

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Can “Marvin and Tiger: The Miniseries” be far behind?

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Teddy D. didn’t even get a line….yet on the other hand, he DID have a cookie the size of his head so I guess it worked out ok for him.

        • Cristian100n

          A cookie the size of my head sounds good about now

  12. cheetahwolf

    is this the first time ever in housepet that something has been beep.
    and dont laugh at me because i pour 2 min of my life thinking about it!!!

    • Keldor

      Well, King got cens’d, so it’s not completely unprecidented…

      • Ryu

        At the dog club after the Catnip prank!

        • Keldor

          I was thinking of the time when Sabrina came to him with worse news and cosmic horror level news.

          • RJ

            me too.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        My first instinct was to post “Who does this guy think he is, King?” But figured no one would get the meaning.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Speaking of King, I noticed that someone listed Joel as Joel Richardson on the tv tropes page, is this a mistake or was he Retnamed to avoid MST3k jokes?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          There’s a lot of blatant errors on that page. It’s a Wiki. You can fix them.

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Just wanted to make sure I hadn’t missed something, especially if Rick made it a clear point somewhere that he was changing the name.

  13. Keldor

    Gotta love the way the guy’s copy pasted. Drives home the point that he wears that unnatural expression for the entire show.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Not to mention that unnatual hairpiece. Looks like the Shatner Turbo 2000.

  14. Ryu

    All little critters will go after that human host!

  15. Gabe23

    I love the censorship of bad language in HP

    • ghastmaskzombie

      Technically, Housepets didn’t censor it this time, a TV program within Housepets censored it.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        “Oh, TV….is there nothing you can’t do?” – Homer Simpson.

  16. The Maverick Man

    Would he squeak if you squeezed him, cause if he did that’d be hilarious

  17. Legendario13

    Well sure that was entretained…

    Alt text if you were soo kind please

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Alt Text: “I wonder if he squeaks when you hug him!”

      • Ryu

        Maybe he does lol Squeaks when he swears at you! A’ww :P

      • Argent Stonecutter

        … and squeeze him and call him George…

        • xhunterko

          You win an internet.

          • legendario13

            and thats how its done XD

            thanks for the alt text Garrison

  18. Loner

    ….well time to climb back in the de’lorian and time travel to next week

  19. LindseyCrew

    It’s been a while since we heard a bleep

  20. Keldor

    In the hosts defense, when Alen or any of the groundsquirrels get upset, they start talking incomprehensibly fast. How else can you respond to that?

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Giving a cookie to Teddy D would probably quiet him down anyway.

  21. GarrisonSkunk

    Filling in the Somethings –

    “Entertainment Tonight” : As seen in Housepets!
    “Entertainment Tonight” : Brought to you by Tum-Bul-Cup and Tish, You! brand tissues.

  22. D-Rock

    Vocal coaching might work.

    • Keldor

      Then we’d have Alen, obviously trying to talk in a deep voice, but still sounding totally high and squeeky. I doubt that would do much to erase his “cute” image.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      I think Alan needs to do 4 months as a squirrel exibit in the zoo.

  23. Profesor Rod

    How could this happen to me?
    I’ve made my mistaakes,
    got nowhere to ruuun, and life goes on…
    …it’s unfair in a way,
    I’m sick of this life,
    I just want to screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaam:
    How could this happen to meeeeeeeee~?

    • tahrey

      I tried sooo haaaard
      and got sooo faaaar
      but in theee eeend
      it doesn’t even maaaatter

      • Rick Griffin

        Host: Those squeaky-voiced cover songs are much sillier than the original!
        Alan: YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN?!

        • RJ

          i don’t know, Green Day wouldn’t sound good with squirrels.

          • RJ

            at least i think that’s green day >.>

          • albinoblacksheep

            dude linkin park not green day

          • Draven

            My girlfriend broke up with me because of my obsession with Linkin Par, but in the end, it doesn’t even matter.

    • albinoblacksheep

      is that untitled by simple plan ?

  24. tahrey

    What would happen if you gave him helium?

    Or that anti-helium stuff, whatever it was called?

    • DanTwelve3

      Good ‘ol Argon. Don’t try it at home.

      I picture Alan trying to sing
      “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen…”

      • Raska

        And now you’ve made me picture that scene in TLK where Zazu was in the cage singing /that/ song…then Scar was like “…with a little bounce in it….” and then when Zazu started singing “It’s a small world” he freaks and is like “NO! No, /anything/ but /that/!”

    • ghastmaskzombie

      I’ve heard that Sulphur Hexaflouride is pretty heavy. Could that be the “anti-helium”?

    • Frank

      They did it in the live-action movie. Their voices get deeper.

  25. Shuma Jindivi

    Haha that happens.

  26. Furtelligence

    I would imagine Fred’s Voice saying Alan’s Lines.
    for some odd reason…

  27. Dontlookmenaked

    I thought he was a chipmunk still :p

  28. Argent Stonecutter
  29. Maxmice

    Gotta love the squeaky voice

  30. FerreTrip

    What a jerk host. X3;

  31. Z24

    He can swear?
    Is Alan another avatar? like King?

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Nope — only dogs and cats can be avitars.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        What do you mean, I’m an aviator!

        • GarrisonSkunk

          You win another internet, sir!

          Save that outfit in case Rick decides to do a Jay Ward spoof. You could be Spaceship J. Ferret, known to his friends as Spacey.

          • RJ

            Since when do planes go to space!!?

          • GarrisonSkunk

            In the wacky world of Jay Ward anything is possible. Although I don’t think even he could persuade Bino to portray Boris Binoff with his partner The Dutchess.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Boris Badinoff, with his lovely partner Natasha Nogoodnik.

          • GarrisonSkunk

            I know the actual characters names, I was just trying to match up HP! characters to the R&B characters, figuring Bino and the Dutchess for Borris and Natasha.

  32. Ruffy

    Awwww he just wants to be taken seriously X3 and awww frumpy shirt

  33. Tommy

    Lol, loving the comics. Keep up the good work Rick :)

  34. illeatyourself

    I thought he was supposed to have a good voice! Oh well, guess it all makes sense now. I just had a thought… maybe this will have something to do with a certain cat author later on?

  35. wolf long fellow

    poor guy almost in the same position as britny speers

  36. GuyFace101

    Funny because it’s true.

  37. Draven

    I feel… sympathy. I feel bad that no one takes him seriously.

  38. AthiosDvK

    And suddenly, every raging celebrity outburst ever embodied into a half-foot high. Add cuteness for taste. That’s a wrap!

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  40. GarrisonSkunk

    Finally defeated in his quest to stop everyone from laughing at them, Alan and the band gave up music and starred in the sitcom “2 1/2 Groundsquirrels”.

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